The company operating one of the largest firefighting tankers in the U.S. says the Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by limiting the amount of fire suppressant firefighting aircraft can carry.
The move is part of Boeing's drive to cut costs, which is largely responsible for the loss of more than 18,300 Boeing jobs in Washington since the most recent employment peak in fall 2012.
Faster production of commercial jets continues to drive profits at the Boeing Co., which saw earnings jump 25 percent in the third quarter. It also raised its earnings outlook for the year.
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Rafters in Montana are catching an unusual view after three Boeing 737 airplane fuselages fell into the Clark Fork River when a train derailed in Western Montana Thursday.